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October 2020

  • 10th October 2020 - Saturday
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Janet Napolitano among Featured Speakers in October 2020

These are the events our members enjoyed in October: 1st-2nd Conversations with the C-Suite: Powering Global Recovery and Change  // 6th at 12pm Kozmetsky Forum on Global Investment, Finance, Emerging Markets and Geopolitical Risk featuring Rodger Baker, Senior VP Strategic Analysis at Stratfor // 7-9th  Discover Global Markets: Growth Opportunities in Intelligent Manufacturing. Seize the opportunity to virtually connect with U.S. and foreign government trade officials foreign buyers // 15th at 3pm Conversation with Janet Napolitano, former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security…

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The Globalist Coffeehouse

Please join like-minded “global thinkers” for a lively monthly discussion on the major political/economic issues that our world is currently experiencing. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Initially, this event will be a virtual zoom discussion with break out-groups. This month’s topic will be: Time: A cross-cultural look Attitudes towards time may be different in cultures throughout the world. This impacts diplomacy, global economics, and business in often significant ways.   Time orientation reflects a cultural or national preference toward being past-orientated,…

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November 2020

Kozmetsky Forum featuring Brazil

The World Affairs Council of Austin has partnered with the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward’s University to offer a series of Forums on Global Investment, Finance, Emerging Markets and Geopolitical Risk.  The focus of this Forum is Brazil. Political Officer Ian Brown at the U.S. Embassy in Brazil will serve as moderator for the presentation. Valerie Belon, Economic Counselor, will provide an overview of the U.S. Foreign Service. Joel Reynoso, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, will…

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Conversation with Jordan Price, Honorary Consul General of Malawi

Malawi’s Honorary Consul General Jordan Price will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn about events and opportunities in Malawi, as well initiatives in Austin and Texas.  This program will be moderated by Abdallah Mahmoud, the City of Austin’s Emerging Markets Program Specialist.    

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  • 16th November 2020 - Monday
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Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala among Featured Speakers in November 2020

3rd at 12pm Kozmetsky Forum on Global Investment, Finance, Emerging Markets and Geopolitical Risk featuring Ian T. Brown, U.S. Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Brazil //  12th at 1 pm Conversation with Jordan Price, Malawi’s only Honorary Consul General in the United States of America // 16th-20th World Affairs Councils National Conference watch Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s Keynote Address // 17th at 11am Educating Toward and Anti-Racist World: Global Competence & Systemic Racism  // 19th at 6:30pm The…

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The Globalist Coffeehouse

Please join like-minded “global thinkers” for a lively monthly discussion on the major political/economic issues that our world is currently experiencing. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This month’s topic will be: Climate Change/Global Warming – we know the problem, but what are the potential solutions? Climate Change/Global Warming has been called an “existential threat” that must be addressed. The question is how? We are increasingly aware of the symptoms – the list is endless. Yet, the solutions are varied and…

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America and the World: U.S. Ambassadors’ Perspectives on Diplomacy in Foreign Policy

On November 23, 12:00-2:00 PM, the World Affairs Council of Austin and the Kozmetsky Center will offer a panel discussion with U.S. Ambassadors assessing the importance of the diplomatic tool in American foreign policy with reference to professional experience and U.S. global interests. The session will be moderated by Kozmetsky Center Director, Dr. Sharyl Cross and will feature Mary Ann Peters, U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh 2000-2003; Ken Yalowitz U.S. Ambassador to Belarus 1994-1997 and Georgia 1998-2001; and Roger Harrison U.S.…

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December 2020

Kozmetsky Forum featuring Melissa Sanderson on Global Business Operations and Investment in Africa

The World Affairs Council of Austin has partnered with the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward’s University to offer a series of Forums on Global Investment, Finance, Emerging Markets and Geopolitical Risk.  Our next Forum will feature Melissa Sanderson, former U.S. Foreign Service Officer serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Vice-President of Global Affairs at Freeport McMoRan, Inc; Chair of the Arizona District Export Council; Chair of the Mining Committee, Arizona Mexico Commission; and…

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UK-US Trade Negotiations Update

December 2, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

During this special session, attendees will obtain an update on the current round of negotiations from the perspective of our distinguished guests representing the United Kingdom, including Kunal Khatri, Deputy HM Trade Commissioner, USA; Jonathan Marrs, Consul and Regional Director, South Central USA; Christina Luhn, Consul – Senior Trade Policy Adviser; and Tim Cork, Deputy Consul General at the British Consulate General in Houston. This program is presented by the World Affairs Council of Austin, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce…

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Conversation between Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin and David Langner, Lord Mayor of Koblenz

Join the World Affairs Council of Austin together with the City of Austin and the City of Koblenz,  Austin-Koblenz Sister Cities Committee, and the Partnerschaft Koblenz-Austin, for the First (virtual) Town Hall between Austin and Koblenz.  This is a project of the American Council on Germany (ACG) Transatlantic Town Halls:  German-American Mayors Forum held under the auspices of WunderbarTogether USA 2020, a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by the Goethe-Institut. David Langner,…

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